Graduating in 2011, Raffles Fashion Designer Paul Nathaphol won the Best Collection Award at RCHE’s December 2010 Graduation Fashion Showcase. This Raffles Designer was also the finalist for the Triumph Inspiration Award 2011. Paul was invited by Mongolian Designers Association to represent Singapore for the GOYOL 2011 Fashion Festival (Mongolia Fashion Week 2011) on 16 December 2011 in Ulaan-Baatar, Mongolia and emerged as the Young Designer of the year. In 2012, he joined a TV-reality series, Thailand's version of Project Runway known as The Masterpiece and came in 6th, with an additional award of "AIS Most Popular Designer Award". PAUL NATHAPHOL S/S14-15 collection is inspired by the 1950’s philosophy movement & existentialism, where one’s freedom to express the individual experience is explored. It emphasizes the uniqueness and the isolation of these experiences and how they have played an important role in one’s existence. Work of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre and artist, Franz Kline, are explored and investigated. Timeless style icons of the era, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy have also been a source of inspiration for the silhouette for this collection. The collection will feature timeless pieces, and also illustrate how these inspirations can be interpreted into a modern menswear and women’s wear collection.

Spring/Summer 2014

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